Sekina Scheibler and Ellie Petsnick named the male and female athletes of the year at the annual Muskie awards banquet held last Wednesday night at the Townshend Theatre.
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It's not every day that you meet an NHL star, let alone be able to play alongside them.
But that's the opportunity that has arisen for local youth hockey player Parker Sisco.
Sabaskong Lakers' pitcher James Yerxa leaped through the air to fire a pitch during the third inning of his squad's 5-1 loss to the host Couchiching Raiders in Rainy River District Fastball League action Thursday evening. See inside for a wrap of the past week's games.
The Mighty Mustang youth wrestling program in International Falls is hosting a camp this Saturday (June 16) from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Falls High School gym.
The camp, which is free of charge, is open to all area youths from pre-school through Grade 8.
Nick Hahkala of Manitou Forest Products looked to strip the ball from Matt Begin of CJ Contracting during his squad's 1-0 win in Borderland Soccer League men's division action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Manitou now sits atop the three-team division with a 3-0 record heading into tonight's game against Centra Pipelines. See story inside.
The bigger the stage and bigger the challenge, the more it seems the Muskie track-and-field team rises to the occasion.
The 10-member squad that Fort High sent to the OFSAA championships held last Thursday through Saturday at York University in Toronto achieved multiple personal bests.
Youngsters on the Lobsters and Eels teams had a bucket-load of fun as they squared off against each other in Fort Frances Youth Soccer Division II action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Fields. FFYS runs games every Monday through Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. until June 23.
In his first two seasons as head coach of the Muskie boys' soccer team, Chris Sinclair had yet to achieve success at the all-Ontarios.
That changed last week in Windsor, however, as the black-and-gold nabbed a tie and a win on the first day of action last Thursday to get off on the right foot.
“That first win on Thursday was very important,” Sinclair said.
The NorWOSSA boys' soccer landscape has been painted black-and-gold for the better part of the last decade.
A 2-0 win over the visiting Kenora Broncos last Wednesday afternoon gave the Muskies their eighth-straight league title and yet another trip to the all-Ontarios that kick off tomorrow and run through Saturday in Windsor.
The better part of the Muskie track-and-field team is young with not much experience, but they've proven their skill time and time again this season.
But perhaps their most impressive accomplishment came last week at the NWOSSAA championships in Thunder Bay, where the junior athletes claimed their first-ever trophy.